2006, Random House
This new book by Kelly Milner Halls, picks up where Kelly left off in Dino-Trekking with lots of new facts and information about sites one can travel to to visit dino-destinations. You can find famous paleontological museum collections to roadside attractions and theme parks in this new much revised editon. The book contains over 300 locations in the U.S and Canada, with lots of great illustrations by paleo illustrator Luis V. Rey. Besides these 300 locations, the book contains a guide to shopping for all things dinosaur related including models, sculpture, art prints, clothing, educational materials, figures, food, games, jewelry, plush animals, soap and bath items, specialty items and more. And finally to make this a one stop source of information in things dinosaur a section on dinosaur web links is also included to guide your search for things dinosaur on the web. Each of the state chapters include another bonus called “Bone Digger Bonus” which is a special feature that highlights a an exhibit or fossil find in that state or region. A great number of dinosaur paleontology’s leading experts have shared their ideas and stories for the articles in this bonus section and it is sure worth checking out along with planning you dino-travels. Finally I like what Kelly states: “ This is called a travel guide, but it’s much more than a directory of fossil exhibits across North America. It is a guide to sharing in those bone digger’s discoveries as you journey across this once-prehistoric land. It’s a road map to the past for those of us trapped in the present.”
With Kelly's new book you are ready to hit the road and travel to the many dino-destinations featured in this Dinosaur Travel Guide. From world- renowned paleontological museum collections to theme parks to roadside attractions, there's something for everyone — everywhere! — in this easy to use state-by-state guidebook. The handy guide includes listings of over 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada, Luis Rey's cool graphics, a guide to shopping for all things dinosaur related, including a very nice write-up on Prehistoric Times magazine, thank you Kelly — plus a whole lot more! Kelly did a similar book to this a few years back but this one is more for the kids. Of course I love all of Luis' art inside but I only wish it included a few photos of the location it describes as well.